Bike Lanes

Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

• <b>AllTrails offers real-time air quality data to avoid pollution hotspots</b> – Alltrails has partnered with BreezoMeter so bikers and outdoor enthusiasts …

Cycling

Double-parking mess during bike-lane work a Fort Street dilemma

Many Fort Street business owners are taking a wait-and-see approach on new protected bike lanes, but some are finding the transition bumpy — …

Urban Design

Cycling finally getting recognized as legitimate transportation: The Fixer

One day, it’ll be the same with cycling lanes. But until drivers accept that bikes are worthy of a portion of the road and are willing to share it, …

Canadian News

Cambridge bike-lane brouhaha heats up as critics vow grassroots takeover

Say city moving too fast<p>Cambridge residents and business owners upset over the city’s recent installation of protected bike lanes along Brattle and Cambridge streets in the Harvard Square area have vowed to take over citywide transportation planning via a grassroots movement.<p>The declaration came …

Boston

City pledges $145K to figure out problem with Valencia bike lanes

Staffers will record how often ride-hailing drivers block bike traffic<p>On Tuesday, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) approved $145,000 to study bike lanes and bike traffic on Valencia Street, a year-long project that may lead to physical barriers for cyclists and increased …

Cycling

People in Bolton want more protected bike lanes new report reveals.

PEOPLE in Bolton want more protected bike lanes, the UK’s biggest assessment of cycling in cities has revealed.<p>The Bike Life report, commissioned …

Cycling

Protected Bike Lanes Guard Cyclists from Pollution

As a relatively new cyclist and resident of South Seattle, the recent The Urbanist piece about the downgrading of protected bike lanes frustrated me. …

Pollution

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 13, 2017

Despite Bloor bike lanes, Toronto lags on cycling infrastructure, critics say; King Street pilot project seeks to curb traffic congestion, prioritize …

Mexico City

Bloor Street bike lanes heralded but cycling infrastructure lags behind other Canadian cities

'Toronto has struggled to put in place, and then keep, individual bike lanes,' an urban planner says<p>When a stretch of separated bicycle lanes along a …

Cycling

City Scale Prototyping

A Prototyping Facility for Many Cities<p>Transforming New York City<p>Ask Janette Sadik-Khan Woman Built 400 Miles of Bike Lanes in New York City. From …

Cities

Roadshow: Where will money from new gas tax go?

<b>Q:</b> You should note in your gas tax talk that a good portion of the gas and diesel tax increase won’t go to road repairs. It goes to transit projects, …

Transportation

GenZe has a commuter e-bike for a connected world

Cities have started to embrace their bike-riding commuters. More and more bike lanes are appearing on city streets as transportation departments realize that more bikes means less congestion. For long-time riders, it's a blessing. For those bike-curious folks, the chance to get to work without …

Product Reviews

Activists Form Chains of “Human Bollards” to Demand Protected Bike Lanes

Last weekend in San Francisco, bike advocates formed a human chain along the Embarcadero. They were calling for physical protection of a green bike …

Cycling

Toronto finally gets its Bloor Street Bike Lane, totally thanks to this guy

In the end, it wasn't even close, as Toronto City Council approved the controversial Bloor Street bike lane by a vote of 36 to 6. I was surprised, …

Sustainability

Queens Residents Say New Bike Lanes Continue To Cause Accidents

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> – Drivers in Queens say new bike lanes continue to cause crashes.<p>CBS2 first covered the problem last month, but no changes have …

Bicycle Commuting

Uber, Lyft to test passenger pick-up zones in San Francisco

To cut down on double-parking and blocked bike lanes and crosswalks, the city's mayor asks the ride-hailing companies to designate specific loading areas.<p>As ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have grown in popularity, so has a common complaint: congestion.<p>Cyclists complain bike lanes are …

Uber

Stop gagging Toronto’s feisty bike lane enforcement officer: Editorial

After all, in just a few months as the city’s first parking officer dedicated to protecting bike lanes, Ashley has started up a conversation that has …

Canadian News

Chris Selley: Approval of permanent Bloor bike lanes brings us a step closer to getting along

I have long had a vision of a city where where cyclists, pedestrians, motorists and transit-riders aren’t fighting a zero-sum battle in pursuit of …

Canadian News

Toronto council votes to make the Bloor St. bike lanes permanent

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32, Beaches-East York) argued the safety of riders should outweigh all other considerations. She put up photos …

Canadian News

NSBA calls Saskatoon’s bike lane project a failure

The North Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA) considers Saskatoon’s dedicated bike lane pilot project a failure.<p>NSBA executive director Keith Moen …

Canadian News

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Cities

The Bloor Street bike lanes are here to stay, after 36-6 city council vote

'It is safer for everybody,' local councillor says, but critics remain<p>The Bloor Street bike lanes, Toronto's most-intensely studied transportation …

Cycling

Toronto city council set for decisive vote on Bloor bike lanes

City council set for 3 days of debate on a range of topics, including hateful rallies<p>The rubber hits the road at city hall Tuesday.<p>Or, more …

Toronto

City council votes 36-6 to make Bloor Street bicycle lanes permanent

Toronto city council has voted overwhelmingly to retain temporary bicycle lanes on Bloor Street, drawing a line under a debate that dates back to the 1970s, when activists started pushing to have a safe space for cyclists along the key downtown road.<p>The 36-6 decision on Tuesday means that the ad …

Cycling

LEVY: Bloor St. Bike Lanes set a wheely bad precedent

SUE-ANN LEVYThis past Sunday — on a rainy miserable evening — my wife and I drove down Woodbine Ave. enroute to a dinner engagement.We did not see a …

Canadian News

City council makes Bloor bike lanes permanent with 36-6 vote

Toronto city council has voted overwhelmingly in favour of making the temporary bike lanes along Bloor Street permanent.<p>As part of a one-year pilot …

Cycling

A Breakthrough to Make Biking Easy for Almost Everyone

For me, a good bike ride is both relaxing and stimulating—a chance to revel in the passing scenery as I feel the wind blow across my face. But I never expected to experience this in New York City. Navigating Brooklyn and a bit of Manhattan on two wheels for the first time was a sublime surprise. …

Cycling

Committee backs keeping controversial downtown bike lanes until June

Saskatoon’s contentious downtown bike lanes seem likely to stay in place until June after a city council committee endorsed that strategy.<p>Council’s …

Canadian News

Second Version Of Potomac Street Bike Lane Expected To Be Completed This Weekend

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ)–</b> The bike lane battle on Potomac Street in Southeast Baltimore may finally be put to rest.<p>City crews are installing a second version …

Bicycle Commuting

Toronto police suspend parking officer’s Twitter account after complaints about tweets

Toronto Police have suspended the Twitter account of a parking enforcement officer after allegedly receiving complaints about his posts calling out …

Law Enforcement